- Lili Wanderlust
- I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.
What can possibly be more summertastic than tacos, sunshine and a beautiful beach? It's like fighting fire with fire, but as the temperature rises, nothing tastes quite as good as spicy food! And although tacos are delicious all year round, that flavor palette tastes particularly good in the summer! Here are the top 5 places to grab delicious tacos!
Somen is a very popular Japanese summer dish and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways! Somen are very thin Japanese noodles and are usually served cold. As the temperature rises, you probably want to eat refreshing foods. You can eat cold somen noodles with a cold dipping sauce, as a salad, or even as a fun outdoor activity.
South Asian cuisine is simply scrumptious and flavourful. Indian or Pakistani cuisine is perfect for any weather and is always delicious! There are so many dishes to try, you'll always find something new to taste, or you can stick to your classics. Whatever floats your boat! Mine are butter chicken and mango lassi.
Taiyaki is a classic dessert you must try in Japan. It is often sold in stands, and it smells heavenly as you walk by. Taiyaki are sweets shaped as a fish ("tai") often filled with red bean paste or cream. There are a multitude of seasonal variations to try as well, such as sweet potato, or chestnut.
Yakitori 焼き鳥 (grilled skewered chicken) is a must-try in terms of Japanese cuisine. Usually served in small restaurants, you order many different types of skewers that you can share with your friends. In a convivial setting, sharing a few laughs with your neighbours, and having a few beers, yakitori is usually a fun experience.
Thai food is flavourful and delicious. Not matter the time of day, or occasion, Thai is my go-to! It's a nice change if you need to try something different from Japanese food once in a while.
Ikebukuro is one of the busiest stations in Tokyo, millions of people commute there everyday. It's a great place for shopping as there are many huge shopping mall complexes, as well as smaller shops. You can enjoy the many wine bars, cafes, cheap bars. There's something for everyone to enjoy in this neighbourhood. When you want to grab a bite by yourself, or with a larger group, sushi restaurants are perfect. There are very affordable and delicious; and conveyor belt restaurants are really fun to try!
Kichijoji might not be well-known by those by travelling through Tokyo, but it is a favourite for Japanese!! It is was voted last year the most popular neighbourhood to live in in Tokyo. Why you may ask? Because you can get downtown (Shinjuku/Shibuya) with an express train in less than 20 minutes, but it is recluded enough to be calm. There is a huge and beautiful park, all the types of cuisines you can think of, plenty of small and cute cafes, good places to go shopping no matter your taste. In other words, you need to see it for yourself! You can easily spend the day there blissfully hopping from one store to another.
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When you got pizza on your mind.. There's no denying that Japanese cuisine is scrumptious. But what do you do when your stomach keeps nagging you to go for pizza? Well, you listen because Italian cuisine in Japan is on-point! Here are the top 5 must-try pizza restaurants in Tokyo.